Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
The Lord said, “I have surely
seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed
he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.
bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, “ The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
“If a man has two wives, the one loved and
the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him sons, if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,
but I have hated Esau, and I have
made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness.”
“ No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
“ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
“ If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
For the Lord had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.
Then the Lord took note of Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had promised.
Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and
the Lord answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Now when Rachel saw that
she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, “ Give me children, or else I die.”
There was a certain man of
Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had borne no children.
1 Samuel 1:5
but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah,
but the Lord had closed her womb.
1 Samuel 2:21
The Lord visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the Lord.
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,
fruit of the womb is a reward.
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.
Now these are the
names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came each one with his household:
If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then turns against her,